“One who seeks excellence in martial arts must not only have what it takes, but also the devotion of a Master willing to decipher the scientific template of the art rather than merely its movements.”- Master Safakhoo


nABard fitness Training

Nabard Fitness Training, Safakhoo’s most valuable contribution to the fitness world, utilizes several patent-pending devices called Nabard Fitness Training Devices (NFTD’s). The unique NFTD’s when combined with Safakhoo’s revolutionary lifting methods, create an intense 

Nabard Fitness Training is a  regimen which utilizes unique equipment designed by Safakhoo for martial athletes of  any discipline. Equipment features off-center handles   to increase difficulty levels and is designed to be maneuverable beyond the capacity of traditional barbells and dumbbells. The accompanying exercise routines mimic martial art movements common in all martial art discipline


The UTD (Universal Training Device)

The Universal Training Dummy or UTD was created by Grandmaster Safakhoo to enhance the skill of its user by forcing one to exercise strategic creativity as well as hone one’s physical combat skills. The UTD serves as a three-dimensional visual aid which assists students in conceptualizing the application of the combat strategies devised by Safakhoo. Involving all angles as opposed to unilateral training, Safakhoo’s octopus training concepts allow one to practice all of the movements required in combat including: flanking, turning, and dodging in a continuous and circular manner.

As an original concept belonging to Safakhoo, the UTD is designed to enhance a student’s overall learning experience in the art of Nabard by offering this creative three-dimensional device as opposed to traditional one dimensional wooden-dummy models, Safakhoo has revolutionized sparring training in martial arts.

The Triflex Stretching Device

Among the many unique stretches and devices designed by Safakhoo, is the Nabard Triflex. Safakhoo created the Triflex in 1983, as a means by which his students could achieve maximum flexibility. The Nabard Triflex is designed to use the body weight of the practitioner to increase strength and maximize flexibility simultaneously.

With proper use, this device is considered safe for individuals with ankle, knee, and hip problems, as a modification to the traditional “floor” split method. However, it is recommended to seek the advice of a licensed medical doctor prior to performing this or any exercise.

Consistent use will result in extreme flexibility of the leg muscles. Achieving an advanced level of flexibility enables the practitioner to more easily visualize, comprehend, and execute the strategies in Nabard.


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